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    Default Check out this sandbox mmo which cud be coming back soon (for Apocaruff?)

    Shadowbane the old MMO?

    This game is why i say almost everything that players want in an RvR open PvP sandbox game has already been done in the past. All the problems facing sandbox mmos today were almost all already solved in the past.

    So I'm always perplexed when new dev houses go out and start from scratch again. I guess its IP issues. But what a waste of time. Looking at this interview for Shadowbane the RvR mmo, it seem likely it was probably one of the best RvR mmos ever made. Seemed very popular too? :-
    http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/08...-with-josef-h/

    Shadowbane was shut down in 2009. It seems it was possibly because it was not financially viable, so the publishers Ubisoft shut it down. So sad. * tear * (edited to reduce my criticism of Ubisoft because I read that maybe it was for financial reasons, but i still think big publishers are dumb).

    ------> the above linked article is also useful for a reflection on what made Shadowbane succeed and what made it fail. Shadowbane is almost the only mmo up to today which let's any player(?) build a castle and an empire and raze it to dust in battle.
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    Be warned - I am a major player of Regnum Online the mmo. I've been playing it for about 2 years and rarely go without logging in at least once a day. You can also look at good alternatives to Regnum such ase Aion online and Aika Online.

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    Awww, you thought of me <3

    I'm about to head out the door, but will read the article you linked once I get back in an hour or so. But yeah, the industry is really dumb about ruining and/or closing down great games (SWG is a great example, SB is another).
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    I swear this game shut down right around the time I got really bored of PvE and interested in PK/PvPing games, lol.
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    The article is over 2yrs old!
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    Looks like fun to me, when the creatures die and freeze then burst into a bunch of smaller cubes makes me squeal like a small girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cy-Kill View Post
    The article is over 2yrs old!
    yes! but it's really informative. i guess its ok for us to continue "reinventing the wheel". lightbulbs and a lot of other great inventions actually occurred several times repeatedly before finally the idea took off round the world.

    i installed Shadowbane. I'm at the character setup screen. It's quite a detailed mmo. 30 character classes, lots of traits and special abilities. A bit like LoL but much deeper. The difficulty is that the beta server will only be open for 7 days and then it will be open only to selected beta testers who played. I dont know how to be selected oh well :/

    It's a really small download and install of only about 800 meg in size! Full fledged city building abilties...

    here's the wikia for the gane. it's reveals all combat formulas :-
    http://morloch.shadowbaneemulator.co...x.php/Hit_roll

    join the beta test here
    http://shadowbaneemulator.com/forum/...192355#p192355
    Be warned - I am a major player of Regnum Online the mmo. I've been playing it for about 2 years and rarely go without logging in at least once a day. You can also look at good alternatives to Regnum such ase Aion online and Aika Online.

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    And you just linked to a private server!
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    i play this game here is some links i have saved that might help new players
    pm me if u want to roll a toon together

    xttp://morloch.shadowbaneemulator.com/index.php/Main_Page
    wiki

    xttp://pyetrek.redlem.com/
    character creator

    xttp://img202.imageshack.us/img202/5304/aerynthrunegates.jpg
    world map

    xttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcfn_JSs42Y
    how to make a layout

    xttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh3-fXeKhPQ
    pvp video

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    I remember this game, quite possibly the only MMO I've ever played with forced PvP I actually enjoyed. I had a thief vampire with the vampire rune that eventually got removed from thieves (yay for being grandfathered in). I kinda wish this game would come back, I might even play it again. Would really hope they fix how unbalanced the game was though.

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    I've been following SBEMU's progress for years as SB was my favorite PvP game when it was live. They do have Ubisoft's permission to be doing so. It is official under these guys. Not really a private server. They essentially remade the game from scratch.
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    i tried it a bit. they have server bandwidth issues but overall i love the game inside. its very old style gfx and at the moment, clunkier than regnum in terms of combat response. but its very deep, deeper than regnum in combat and world. probably at least as deep as DAOC.

    the thing that worries me is that the beta is only open to the public for one week. after that they will close it to all users unless you get on their approved list for beta testers. they only open this list for applications occasionally, so your 1 week old character could die there alone.

    i read a forum post from a dev that said they had never seen so many new player cities together on the map before.
    Be warned - I am a major player of Regnum Online the mmo. I've been playing it for about 2 years and rarely go without logging in at least once a day. You can also look at good alternatives to Regnum such ase Aion online and Aika Online.

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